Long before Gaga and Nicola were merging their realms of tranny-friendly fashion and pop-punk, there was one woman who, in the late 80s and early 90s, did it with waay more guts, grit, and gumption. Pam Hogg.
A highly influential figure in the London club scene, Hogg's designs gleefully dance the line between fierce and farce. Her punk-royalty-from-outer-space look has won its share of earthling admirers, from the likes of Kylie Minogue and Amber Rose to her BFF Siouxsie Sioux. After shaping the look of London's underground scene in the 90s, Hogg has continued to design and show during London Fashion Week -- filling the gaping void that was left in a thousand queen's lives when Heatherette shut down (no, not that gaping hole, geez).
If you dig this brass plate pendant chain necklace, then you're in luck. We managed tear this piece off of a Leigh Bowery doppelganger the other night at Eastern Bloc, while the floor was going crazy to a mash-up of Little Richard's "Lucille" and Escort's "Cocaine Blues."
From her "School for Scandal" collection from the early 90s. This show featured featured the London Vogueing group the House of Child featuring Les Child, strutting their stuff all over the runway. This necklace captures the in-your-face spirit that Hogg is known for, and if the crest with the crowned eagle clutching a skull doesn't do it for you, then I don't know what will.
A true style icon for those in the know, Pam Hogg set the standard for what to wear when you're meeting royalty, royally rocking it, and everything in-between.